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Barkman formally recognized on September 19 at the Awards Breakfast at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laurie Barkman, chief operating officer of GENCO Marketplace, a wholly owned subsidiary of GENCO, has been selected to receive one of the National Diversity Council's "2013 Most Powerful & Influential Woman" Awards. Barkman will be formally recognized at the 2013 Most Powerful & Influential Woman Awards Breakfast at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference on September 19 at California University of Pennsylvania where General Colin Powell will be the keynote speaker.
The 2013 Most Powerful & Influential Woman award recognizes leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors. Winners exhibit the ability to sustain a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to a field of work throughout the scope of her career; clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability, and/or direction of the organization; leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or high visibility in the community; and an overall commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.
"As the newest member of our leadership team, Laurie brings a tremendous breadth of management and mentorship experience to our company. She is a strong supporter of GENCO's diversity initiatives," said Bob Auray, president and CEO of GENCO Marketplace. "On behalf of everyone at GENCO, I would like to take this opportunity to personally congratulate Laurie and the other deserving women who have also been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments."
For more information about the National Diversity Council's Most Powerful & Influential Woman Awards, please visit http://www.natdiversityconference.com/nominations.php.
About GENCO Marketplace
GENCO Marketplace is America's largest wholesale liquidator of retail returns and surplus inventories. The company's resale channels include direct sales by the truckload to high-volume buyers, internet auctions of pallet quantities on the company's B2B website, www.GENCOMarketplace.com, and sales of individual items on www.NoBetterDeal.com, the company's bargain shopping site for consumers.
GENCO is the recognized leader in product lifecycle and reverse logistics solutions designed to maximize value and reduce costs. GENCO operates 140 value-added warehouse locations comprising 35 million square feet and manages $1.5 billion in freight annually throughout North America. GENCO's diverse range of customers includes many Fortune 500 companies in the technology, consumer & industrial, retail and healthcare markets and the federal government. GENCO's complete range of product lifecycle services include inbound logistics; warehousing & distribution; fulfillment; contract packaging; transportation management; systems integration; returns processing & disposition; test, repair, refurbishment; product liquidation; and recycling.
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